Blog: Introduction to... Environmental Testing

In a truly global marketplace, it is important to have assurance that your products will function in the wide range of conditions across the globe. From the high humidity of South East Asia to the low temperatures of Russia and Canada, there are many extremes to consider for your products and your customers’ operation locations.

Today, consumers are more informed and have more choice than ever before. In virtually every online shop, buyers can leave product reviews, while YouTube has endless unboxing and reviews of every conceivable product. Once your product has been released, you can be sure it will be compared to that of your competitors.

That’s why it is extremely important to ensure that your product is of the highest quality possible and fit for purpose. This is where Environmental Testing comes in.

Environmental Testing can ensure that products are:

  • - Able to meet the reliability requirements
  • - Fit for purpose
  • - Resistant to fatigue failure
  • - Able to continue to function under extreme conditions that they will experience in the field and in transit
  • - Safe to use
  • - Able to meet the required quality

Companies that successfully produce consumer products perform extensive testing, both in-house and with external / independent test facilities.  Any combination of testing may be required depending on your product’s intended use, location and industry.

For Aerospace applications, temperature and altitude may want to be combined with vibration to fully recreate the aircraft conditions, whereas for consumer electronics, simply cycling through various temperatures and humidities may be sufficient. Tailoring the duration of climatic exposure can also test the long-term fatigue effects on your product to provide further confidence in warranties and lifecycles.

At Resonate Testing, our Environmental testing capability includes;

  • - Six controlled environmental chambers
  • - Temperature range from -90°C to +180°C
  • - Humidity range 10% RH to 100% RH
  • - Altitude range up to 100,000 ft
  • - Internal volume ranges up to 1m³
  • - Electrodynamic shaker integration capability up to 54kN and 100mm displacement range across three shaker systems
  • - HALT/HASS Testing
  • - Custom combined climatic and fatigue testing rigs
  • - Salt Spray (fog) corrosion testing (Coming Early 2021)
  • - IP Enclosure testing (Coming early 2021)

We have the environmental testing capability to give you confidence in your product’s reliability. Our state-of-the-art test laboratory features a number of climatic solutions that can test to a wide range of temperatures, humidities, vibrations and altitudes.

Through our years of experience, we have amassed an extensive range of technical knowledge that reinforces confidence in our customers that we have the skills required to absorb any changes or issues that may arise during a project.

Our commitment to continuous investment in our market leading facilities, equipment and capabilities means that we deliver a superior service to our customers, on time and on budget. We invest in our people and machinery to ensure our customers get the very best in test services We utilise a partnership approach at all times, providing our customers with support, guidance, and clear communication at all stages of the project, as well as adding value.

Our testing services are unique to the island of Ireland and can provide organisations that have testing requirements, the opportunity to utilise our innovative capabilities and testing expertise with a high-quality service for all. Our services are available to customers locally in the UK & Ireland and internationally.

Resonate Testing has a proven track record of Environmental testing in a number of industries including, but not limited to, Aerospace, Automotive, Oil and Gas, Medical Devices, Consumer Goods, Telecommunications and even Space Launcher hardware.